Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines may have earned a big win over Urban Meyer's Ohio State Buckeyes yesterday. '16 WR Ahmir Mitchell had earlier narrowed down his selection process to OSU and Michigan, and yesterday afternoon he teamed up with the Bleacher Report media team to announce his commitment to Harbaugh. The four-star New Jersey WR is currently one of the top-100 recruits according to 247sports composite, and is a top-ten receiver.
Mitchell was recruited by both schools and had made multiple visits to both schools through his recruitment process, but Michigan has been the long-time favorite. Mitchell produced one of the best performances at OSU's prestigious Friday Night Lights camp in July, giving Buckeye Nation a reason to want him to play in the Scarlet and Gray...Or a reason to fear him playing in Maize and Blue.
The Wolverines got a good one in Mitchell, but that doesn't mean all is lost for the Buckeyes at this position. There are other players at receiver that hold a special talent and are considering playing in Columbus. These include, most notably, Florida natives Nate Craig-Meyers and Binjimen Victor, and Donnie Corley out of Michigan. Craig-Meyers is the top rated WR of the 2016 class, while Victor is probably the most likely to end up in Columbus. And one would have to think stealing Corley out of Harbaugh's backyard would help heal the wound of losing Mitchell to Michigan. Regardless, any one of these guys would look great next to current Buckeye commit and four-star WR Austin Mack.
Demario McCall gears up for senior season
As '16 Buckeye commit Demario McCall is getting ready for his senior season for the North Ridgeville Rangers, he continues to impress those around him. McCall has been showing off his elite speed and agility as Rangers' coach Luke Durbin told Shaun Bennet of The Chronicleonline Thursday.
"He sees the field and he makes cuts that are typically not human. I think that’s the most impressive thing about how he plays the game. He’s even very good at seeing someone at the last second coming into his vision from the side, being able to stop on a dime and make a lateral cut and have the guy miss. He has a rare ability."
McCall is a four-star all-purpose back and an Ohio native, who committed to the Buckeyes in late March of this year. He is No. 2 at his position, according to the 247sports composite rankings, and he held offers from top-tier programs from around the nation, including Oregon, Michigan and Michigan St.
Meyer is famous for his H-Back position, producing talents like Percy Harvin. The U.S. All-American has the athletic ability it will take to succeed at this position and is on the right track. He has had multiple opportunities to attend camps at some of the best schools that have included the best high school football players, but has continued to keep his focus on his senior season. If he brings this mind-set with him to college, there's a great chance he will become a household name in Columbus.